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1967 punters turned up at Pokv Arena, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by and . The match took place on neutral ground. Palanka tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination. They fielded: Dunjić - Hallier, Stensson - Campanela, Smolenkov, Goda, Cavalluci, Hörnholt - Orhon, Krajčovič, Derypapa.

A 3-4-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Sicilia. Lineup: Gramme - Carregal, Piolho, Prossner - Irineu, Veratti, Brokholm, Corazzari - Aro, Largent, Pendl.

Sicilia's René Pendl managed to lose the defenders as he advanced down the right wing and scored, putting the visitors ahead after 13 minutes. 0 - 1. Palanka's Andriy Derypapa almost tied things up with 22 minutes played after breaking through on the right, but his shot deflected off the post. Some fine movement on the left led to a Sicilia goal after 23 minutes, making it 0 - 2. Luca Largent was noted down as the scorer. Palanka refused to be intimidated and, breaking through the middle, Hasan Orhon managed to slip the ball home for 1 - 2. After 29 minutes a well-practised indirect free kick routine by Palanka was easily anticipated by the defenders. The players forward were so well marked, they were left with few viable options. Mika Dunjić got a fingertip on René Pendl's shot from the left 32 minutes in, and managed to keep the visitors from going up another goal. With 38 minutes played, Sicilia put themselves up 1 - 3 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was Héctor Alberto Aro. At this point, it was obvious that the players of Sicilia lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented. The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 3. Sicilia had most of the ball, with 58 percent of possession.

The visitors' Gian Maria Veratti took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 51 minutes into the match. 1 - 4 for Sicilia. Hasan Orhon tried to get a goal back for Palanka but despite all his hard work down the right, he just couldn't complete the move. Tore Brokholm came close to extending the visitors' lead when he found himself completely unmarked in front of the goal after a pass through the middle. He tried to lift the ball over Mika Dunjić but overcooked it and hit the bar instead. After 85 minutes, an incisive pass through the middle gave Luca Largent a chance to increase the lead for Sicilia, and he did not disappoint. The score was then 1 - 5. After 86 minutes, Sicilia's Héctor Alberto Aro burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 1 - 6. With 88 minutes played, a quick exchange of passes on the left wing freed Diogo Carregal of Sicilia to slip through the defence and score another goal for the visitors. That made the score 1 - 7. Sicilia claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 56 percent.

Palanka's top performer was clearly Frank Cavalluci. However, Mika Dunjić made a disastrous appearance. Igli Corazzari performed admirably for Sicilia. On the other hand, Maarten Gramme's play was disheartening. The match ends 1 - 7.

Rating details

Midfield weak (very high) passable (high) 16 23 4/20 6/20
Right defence poor (high) passable (very high) 11 24 3/20 6/20
Central defence inadequate (very low) passable (high) 17 23 5/20 6/20
Left defence wretched (high) passable (very high) 7 24 2/20 6/20
Right attack inadequate (high) inadequate (very high) 19 20 5/20 5/20
Central attack passable (low) passable (very high) 22 24 6/20 6/20
Left attack weak (low) weak (very low) 14 13 4/20 4/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence poor (high) weak (high) 11 15 3/20 4/20
Attack weak (low) weak (very high) 14 16 4/20 4/20
 
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Highlights

0 - 1  René Pendl 13'
0 - 2  Luca Largent 23'
1 - 2  Hasan Orhon 26'
1 - 3  Héctor Alberto Aro 38'
1 - 4  Gian Maria Veratti 51'
1 - 5  Luca Largent 85'
1 - 6  Héctor Alberto Aro 86'
1 - 7  Diogo Carregal 88'

Possession

42%
58%
44%
56%

Chance distribution

Home Away
4 9

0 Left attack 3
1 Central attack 4
2 Right attack 2
1 Other 0
0 Special events 0
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defence poor (high) weak (high) 11 15 3/20 4/20
Attack weak (low) weak (very high) 14 16 4/20 4/20

Miscellaneous

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Average ratings

Total player experience poor (very high) weak (high) 12 15 3/20 4/20
Average midfield weak (very high) passable (high) 16 23 4/20 6/20
Average defence poor (very high) passable (high) 12 23 3/20 6/20
Average attack inadequate (high) inadequate (high) 19 19 5/20 5/20
Total average weak (very high) passable (low) 16 22 4/20 6/20

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